Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Villain Villanelle

a central casting pantomime
the worst actor at center stage
but many others stand behind

myriad compromises signed
merely the face of deeper malaise
a central casting pantomime

email hackers, secrecy, lying
a misogynist's childish rampage
and many others stand behind

the rich who want their pockets lined
cabinet appointments, all depraved
a central casting pantomime

lest you and I go out of our minds
impeachment fantasies from backstage
but many others stand behind

always the cover-up, never the crime
at which of these villains do we rage
in a central casting pantomime
where many others stand behind?

(Source"Donald Trump isn't the only villain -- the Republican party shares the blame," Jonathan Freedland, the guardian)

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